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Bryce canyon national park

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levi geyer

on 7 January 2013

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Bryce Canyon National Park By Levi Geyer By Levi Geyer Bryce Canyon National Park is located in Utah at 37 N, 112 W. *1 Bryce Canyon covers 35,835 acres. *2 This is the park in relation to my house. It is 1339 miles. *3 *1 The park is always open, but the visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. *1 Visitor center hours: *1 The Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel burrows
both in the ground and trees. It eats seeds, nuts, and berries. *1 The Utah Prairie Dog lives in groups and hibernates during the winter. *1 The Mountain Lion will sometimes jump off cliffs and trees to ambush their prey. The Peregrine Falcon will swoop down at 200 mph and literally punch other birds sitting on branches. The Great Basin Rattlesnake is edible and tastes like... yep. Chicken. The Bristlecone pine is a twisted tree that can be up to 2000 years old. Black Sagebrush is a food for deer and smells very strongly. The Yucca can grow in dry, rocky areas and has sharp needles, but is not a cactus. The Sego Lily is Utah's state flower The Claret Cup Cactus has vivid red flowers. This is a weather chart for Bryce Canyon *4 *4 *4 *1 Bryce Canyon winters are about like Iowa winters, but get above freezing in the afternoon, and have a lot of snow. In spring, it gets below freezing in the night, and doesn’t usually get above seventy, with a little rain. *1 *1 *4 *1 *4 Bryce Canyon has cool summers, rarely gets above 90,and has cool nights with little rain. *1 Cool falls, stays below 70 most of the time, gets some rain. Bryce Canyon isn't officially a canyon, because it was not formed by erosion *1 *1 The canyon was formed by frost-wedging. *1 The red in the rocks comes from hematite, a form of iron ore. *2 *2 Almost one million people visit the park per year. Almost on million people come to Bryce Canyon national park every year. Thor's Hammer is a hoodoo that looks like a hammer. The sun sometimes sets right behind it. The stone arch was formed by erosion. *2 *1 Bryce Point is a scenic view of a cliff face. you can see many hoodoos. This ponderosa pine is growing beside the edge of the canyon wall. Yovimpa Point.
You can see the whole area from here. Animals Plants location Things to see Weather Facts Things to do Hike A trail. Go camping at one of two campgrounds, North and Sunset, both with flushing toilets and clean water. Snowshoeing
The park will lead you on moonlight snowshoe hikes. It is illegal to sled, ski, or snowboard off the rim of the canyon, but there are some slopes and tracks that can be used. Sledding and Skiing Is an annual event, and has a solar eclipse that lasts two hours. you can look through telescopes, build model rockets, and more space-related activities. Astronomy festival Horses, guides, and trails available. Rides are 2-4 hrs long. Horseback Riding *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 closed Summer Fall Winter Spring 8:00-8:00 8:00-6:00 8:00-4:30 8:00-6:00 Also, there is the Short- Horned Lizard, And the Mule Deer. Other major animals are the Deer mouse, chipmunks, and the Sagebrush lizard. Other trees that grow in the park: Pinion Pine, Juniper, Aspen, Cottonwood, Water Birch, Willow, Blue Spruce, and Firs. Other plants that grow in the park are: Manzanita, Serviceberry, and Antelope Brittlebush. Pets Pets are only allowed in campgrounds and on paved surfaces. They must also be on a leash, and you can't leave your pet unattended or have them in a public vehicle *1 Lodging is available at Bryce Canyon lodge. It has cabins, motel rooms and fancier suites. *1 History Bryce canyon Became A national park in1928. The Mormons were the first to settle the area around Bryce canyon. The Utah parks company helped make Bryce canyon a park to preserve it's beauty. At the end of the Ice Age, Paleoindians hunted at Bryce canyon. *2 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *2 *2 *2 Citation *1 nps.gov
*2 Wikipedia
*3 google Maps
*4 frommers.com The End
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